How to Encrypt Your Computer

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Watch this video to learn how to encrypt your computer with BestCrypt Volume Encryption. 

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Encrypt Your Computer - How-to Video

In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how to encrypt your computer with BestCrypt Volume Encryption.

BestCrypt Volume Encryption is a unique tool for superior whole disk encryption. With this software, the user can encrypt old MS-DOS style partitions residing on multiple physical disk devices, for example Spanned, Striped, Mirrored or RAID-5 volumes. It also supports MBR and GPT partitions.

Open BestCrypt Volume Encryption. Click 'Run as administrator'. You will be asked for elevation. Click 'Yes'.
BestCrypt has a simple and easy interface, which provides you with instant encryption. Below the icon bar you can see the descriptive view of all your volumes and their current encryption status. It also shows the algorithms used for encryption once the process is complete.

Usually your boot volume will be the same as your Windows volume. To avoid conflict, disable any other volume or disk encryption software running on your computer.

To start the encryption process simply right click on the boot volume and select 'Encrypt Volume'. BestCrypt offers four different encryption algorithms with XTS mode. Choose one of the options, and then enter a unique password. This password will be asked every time you will turn on your computer. Now go ahead and click 'OK'.

Move your mouse around this window, or type anywhere on the keyboard to generate random data for the encryption key.
The encryption process has started now. The time it will take to complete the encryption process depends on the size of your volume and the hardware setup.

You can always stop the encryption process in the middle and continue later. If you have other volumes, please remember to encrypt them as well for complete protection. Repeat the same process to encrypt other volumes on your computer.

When the process completes or it is stopped in the middle, you will be prompted to make a Rescue USB or ISO. Please do not ignore this message. We highly recommend to go through the Rescue disk preparation process and keep updating it whenever prompted.

Once the encryption process is finished, prepare the rescue disk, and then restart your computer. When you reboot, you will see an authentication screen. Type the password you chose earlier and press enter.

CONGRATULATIONS! You have successfully encrypted your boot volume with BestCrypt. Thank you for watching! We hope you will be satisfied with our software.